Despite speculation, aides say Biden will remain on Obama ticket
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Aides from U.S. Barack Obama's rejected predictions published in the on Monday that Obama was looking to replace Joe Biden with New York as his . The aides repeated that Biden would be on the ticket as the vice presidential nominee of the , just as he was during the 2008 election.
According to the Post, former San Francisco made the claim earlier in the year. He characterized Cuomo as "a big name, a big-state governor, and a Democrat who is taking on the issue of public-employee salaries and pensions. Plus, he looks good." The most recent prediction came from former New York GOP chairman , who reportedly told the Post "I don't think there's any doubt Obama is going to pick him (Cuomo) as his running mate. The president is in trouble and Biden doesn't bring anything to his ticket."
Biden, 68, previously confirmed to Hillary Clinton. Biden stated that Obama had already asked him to run.in October that he would be on the 2012 ticket after rumors spread by journalist suggested that Obama wanted to swap Biden with
Cuomo, 53, began his governorship earlier this year and signed a bill last month legalizing same-sex marriage. He referred to the rumors as "political chatter and silliness". He is speculated to make a run for president in 2016.
- "Obama Campaign Rejects Claim Biden May Be Replaced by Cuomo on 2012 Ticket" — , July 5, 2011
- Reid J. Epstein. "Andrew Cuomo: I won't replace Joe Biden" — , July 5, 2011
- Fredric U. Dicker. "Obama to ask Cuomo to be 2012 running mate: sources" — , July 4, 2011
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "Biden: I’ll Be Obama’s Running Mate in 2012" — , October 14, 2010